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    "I have been a customer of Murray's for more than 14 years." | Murray's Auto Review

    Last updated 3 days ago

    I have been a customer of Murray's for more than 14 years. I would not go anyplace else! The staff is always courteous and helpful. The price is reasonable and they never ever perform unnecessary repairs or try to rip you off. Thank you Murray's! More
    Deborah Reeves

    Understanding Your Car's Camshaft

    Last updated 6 days ago

    Your car is an intricate machine that works thanks to a series of different parts all working in concert with each other. The camshaft is one of the parts that allow the engine to function. The camshaft allows a mixture of air and fuel to enter the engine and allows the exhaust byproduct to exit the engine. The camshaft uses cams to open and close the appropriate valves in order to facilitate engine performance. The timing of the opening and closing of these valves must be perfectly precise and relative to the motion of the piston. The faster your engine is spinning, the faster the valves must open and close. 

    For more help in understanding your car’s camshaft, call Murray’s Auto Clinics at (240) 450-2478. We are Silver Spring’s home for brake repair, emission testing, and other automotive repair services. Feel free to stop by or visit our website to learn more about our auto repair and maintenance services and specials. 

    How to Tell When Your Brakes Require Service

    Last updated 13 days ago

    There are a multitude of reasons why the brakes are among the most important components of your automobile. The most crucial reason is that they help to ensure your safety and the safety of other drivers on the road. That means you need to keep your car’s brakes in tip-top shape. Keep reading for a few tips on how to tell when your brakes require service

    Sounds

    Not only do your brakes allow you to stop your car at a moment’s notice, but they notify you when they are worn down with a loud, high pitched squeal. It is important to listen for this noise because although it is loud enough to be heard from inside the car with your windows rolled up, your radio and other loud noises may impede your ability to hear it. You should also listen for a grinding sound; this indicates that your brake pads are fully worn down, in which case you should take your car in for repairs or risk extensive damage.

    Vibrations

    There is one case in which your brakes should pulse and vibrate, and that is when you slam on antilock brakes. If you regularly feel this vibration then you may have a problem with your rotors. This is most likely to occur in vehicles that frequently traverse steep hills or tow trailers. Another factor could be the alignment of your wheels. Take your vehicle to an automotive repair shop if you experience vibrations in the brakes.

    Maneuvering

    If your car’s handling resembles that of an old shopping cart, your brakes may be at fault. A stuck caliper may cause the car to pull to one side. This same symptom may occur as a result of uneven brake pads or a collapsed brake hose.  

    Do your brakes require service? Contact Murray’s Auto Clinics. We provide the Silver Spring area with a variety of auto repair and maintenance services including brake repair, emissions repair, and other auto maintenance services. You can find out more by calling us at (240) 450-2478 or coming in and meeting with us today.

    Tips for Choosing an Auto Mechanic

    Last updated 20 days ago

    When it comes to automotive repair, it’s important to choose a trustworthy and reliable mechanic. Always choose the most qualified mechanic over the cheaper one, or you may end up paying for costly repairs in the future. Here are a few tips for choosing an auto mechanic you can trust with your vehicle. 

    Check His or Her Qualifications

    The best auto mechanic for the job is trained, experienced, and qualified to service your vehicle. Ask any mechanic that you plan on working with if he or she meets the standards set by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, and inquire about any references that he or she may be able to provide. You can also check with the Better Business Bureau to get an idea of how reliable any given auto repair shop or mechanic is.

    Ask Your Friends and Family

    When it comes to searching for a quality auto maintenance service, talk to your friends and family. Find out which mechanics they have used in the past and whether or not they were satisfied with the work that was performed. This is especially useful if one of your friends or colleagues drives a car similar to your own.

    Utilize the Internet

    The Internet can be immensely valuable when it comes to hiring mechanics as well as contractors and other service providers. You can usually find a great deal of information about your local auto maintenance services on online review websites. These forums allow customers to express their complaints as well as their satisfaction, and you can learn from what they have to say. This resource helps you get a sense of how legitimate a service may be.

    If you are looking for a trustworthy auto mechanic in Maryland, call Murray’s Auto Clinics at (240) 450-2478. We are proud to provide the Maryland area with a plethora of automotive repair services, including emissions repair, brake repair, and general automotive services. You can find out more about our services by visiting our website or stopping by and meeting with us today.

    What Is a Torque Converter?

    Last updated 27 days ago

    Although both automatic and manual transmissions are popular, many people are not aware of the exact differences between the mechanics of these two transmission systems. While a vehicle that makes use of manual transmission requires the driver to use the clutch in order to disconnect the engine from the transmission, automatic transmissions rely a torque converter. The torque convertor serves the same purpose as the clutch, allowing the engine to spin somewhat independently of the transmission. 

    Murray’s Auto Clinics is a Maryland auto repair facility that provides brake and emissions repair in addition to an abundance of other maintenance services, including transmission repair and maintenance. You can find out more information about our auto maintenance and repair services by visiting our website or giving us a call at (240) 450-2478.

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